Thursday, October 23, 2014

Portsmouth Atheneum

Portsmouth, NH, 2014

Located in the historic district of downtown Portsmouth, the Portsmouth Atheneum was incorporated in 1817 as a membership library and museum.  Today it houses over 40,000 volumes and maintains an archive of documents, photographs, objects and ephemera related to the local history.  It also hosts concerts, lectures, exhibits and other cultural events.  The canons guarding the entrance were taken by Commodore Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813.  I close up photo of one of these canons was a subject of a previous post.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Club Boutique and City Shoes

Portsmouth, NH 2014

A sign for one of the many boutique shops located in downtown Portsmouth, NH.  This was one of the boutique shops that didn't get any of my money during a recent stop.  I can't say the same for some of the other shops there.  It seems we always find something to buy there but on this trip my wife didn't need any dresses or shoes. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

North Church

Portsmouth, NH, 2014

Every now and then I get on a black and white kick with some of my photography.  It was an overcast day in Portsmouth, NH when this photo was taken, so there wasn't much color in the scene anyway.  I thought it would make a nice conversion to black and white.